Friday, March 17, 2017
The Palace of Auburn Hills
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The Toronto Raptors head to The Palace of Auburn Hills to take on the Detroit Pistons on Friday, March 17, 2017. The opening line for this game has Detroit as 3.5 point favorites.
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The Raptors come into this game with an overall record of 39-28. They are 2nd in the Atlantic Division. They currently have a point differential of 3.8 as they are averaging 107.2 points per game while giving up 103.4 per contest. The Pistons have an overall record of 33-35. They currently are 4th in the Central Division. They are averaging 101.9 points per game and surrendering 102.4, good for a point differential of -0.5.
Valuable Toronto Raptors Betting Trends
The Toronto Raptors are 36-30-1 against the spread
The Toronto Raptors are 35-32-0 against the over/under
Important Detroit Pistons Betting Trends
The Detroit Pistons are 33-35-0 against the spread
The Detroit Pistons are 32-36-0 against the over/under
Key Toronto Raptors Injuries
03/13/17 F DeMarre Carroll Ankle "?" Thursday vs. Oklahoma City
03/03/17 PG Kyle Lowry Wrist out indefinitely
Key Detroit Pistons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Serge Ibaka comes into this game averaging 15 points per contest while playing 30.9 minutes per night so far this year for the Raptors. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per contest and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. DeMar DeRozan averages 27.2 points per game in 35.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 5.4 rebounds per game for Toronto. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
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Reggie Jackson averages 14.8 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Pistons. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 5.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Tobias Harris averages 16.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.7 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Useful Team Statistics
Toronto averages 107.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 10th in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 3.78 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 14th in the league. They average 43 rebounds per game and 18.2 assists per game which ranks them 20th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 27th with 12.3 per game. The Raptors allow 103.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 8th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 42.4 rebounds a game which ranks 8th and they give up 21.9 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the league. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the league.
Useful Team Statistics
Detroit averages 101.9 points per game this year which ranks them 25th in the league. Their average scoring margin is -0.51 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 17th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 27th in the NBA. They average 44.9 rebounds per game and 21.2 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 23rd respectively. In the turnover department the Pistons rank 30th with 11.8 per game. The Pistons allow 102.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 42.6 rebounds a game which ranks 9th and they give up 23.3 assists per contest which puts them in 22nd place in the league. The Pistons force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 7th in the NBA.
The Raptors have an offensive rating of 112.5 and a defensive rating of 108.5. In terms of pace they average 94.8 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Toronto turns the ball over an average of 11.4 times per 100 possessions and they force 13.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%.
The Pistons rating on offense is 106.7 and they have a defensive rating of 107.3. They get 94.9 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 50%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 26% of their shot attempts. Detroit turns the ball over on 10.8 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%.
Who will win tonight's Raptors/Pistons NBA game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Toronto +3.5
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